Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I will grant this is not a great photo....but considering that they were a good 2 km away, and I was at the full telescopic of my 12X optical zoom and the sun was setting, not too bad.
I so wanted to get a photo for you all, because we have goats that live in the hills near us, complete with a goat herder and goat dogs....I guess that is what they would be called, rather than sheep dogs.
I have never seen them in the hills until a day or two ago, when I forgot the camera, and I got a chance to walk right past them. They're really cute and really curious and not stinky at all, which kind of surprised me. I figured goats smell rather like goats...but these are all girl goats, and we all know that girls smell better than boys do, no?
Their dogs are a scrubby looking mixed-bag of lovely smart mutts.
Today I could hear them on the opposite side of the valley, their bells sounds strangely like the ringing of halyards on masts in a windy day....and I caught a glimpse of them, and a photo.....
I find it amazing that I can have goat herds in the backyard, and the man can go into BCN for a lecture at the Picasso museum in the evening. What a fabulous place to live.
For just a little more perspective, if found this while trawling the net
Annual income information:
High Income: 28,480
Middle Income: 5,800
Low Income: 2,110
from this site.
Sometimes the kids have asked if we are rich or if we are poor when we travel around, and see folks with so much more, and folks with so much less; and when some of their friends have so much more; so very very much more.
Yes girls. We are stinking rich. Positively rolling in the stuff.
Life is very good.